Tag Archives: Western Cape

The New Age

The New Age

About The New Age: The New Age newspaper is a South African national daily newspaper, owned and operated by TNA Media (Pty) Ltd. TNA Media was established in June 2010 and the first publication of The New Age was on 6 December 2010. Although when the paper was launched, the owners said that The New Age would specifically present a positive image of the South African ruling political party, the African National Congress (ANC), the paper’s current stated goal is to focus on the positive…

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Daily Dispatch

Daily Dispatch

About Daily Dispatch: THE Daily Dispatch newspaper has a long and rich history dating back to 1872. It was the first penny daily newspaper published in the Eastern Cape in 1898. By 1906 the paper boasted a circulation larger and more widely distributed than any colonial paper published outside Cape Town. In its centenary it became the first newspaper in SA to offer full colour facilities to its advertisers and readers. Dispatch has also always been at the forefront of exposing injustice in its region…

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Business Day

Business Day

About Business Day: Business Day is a national daily newspaper in South Africa, published from Monday to Friday and also available as an e-paper. Based in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It is edited by Peter Bruce and published by BDFM Publishers, which is also the parent company of the Financial Mail magazine and Business Day TV (formerly known as Summit TV). It is owned by Times Media Group. The newspaper, launched on 1 May 1985, covers all major national and international news, with a specific focus on…

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Cape Argus

Cape Argus

About Cape Argus: Co-founded in 1857 by Saul Solomon, the Cape Argus is a daily newspaper published by Independent News & Media in Cape Town, South Africa. It is commonly referred to simply as “The Argus”. Although not the first English-language newspaper in Southern African the Cape Argus was the first locally to use the telegraph for news gathering. As of 2012, the Argus had a daily readership of 294 000, according to the South African Advertising Research Foundation’s All Media Products Survey (Amps) Newspaper…

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The Sunday Independent

The Sunday Independent

About The Sunday Independent: The Sunday Independent is a weekly English-language newspaper owned by Independent News & Media and published in South Africa. The Sunday Independent newspaper is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a national weekly product edited by Moshoeshoe Monare. This blog presents some of the content engaging with South African literature which appears in the paper’s Books’ Page  – Page 18 in Dispatches. Mary Corrigall is the Books Editor. She is also the senior feature writer and cultural critic for the…

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Cape Times

Cape Times

About Cape Times: The Cape Times is an English-language morning newspaper owned by Independent News & Media and published in Cape Town, South Africa. As of 2012 the newspaper had a daily readership of 261 000 and a circulation of 34 523. History: The Cape Times had its origins in the great economic and social boom years that followed the Cape’s attainment of “Responsible Government” in 1872. The first edition of the newspaper was published on 27 March 1876 by then editor Frederick York St…

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Die Burger

Die Burger

About Die Burger: Die Burger is a daily Afrikaans-language newspaper. Along with Beeld and Volksblad, it is one of three broadsheet dailies in the Media24 stable. History On 18 December 1914, sixteen prominent Afrikaners gathered in Stellenbosch to discuss the establishment of a national newspaper. With considerable financial support from local philanthropists Jannie and Christiaan Marais, the project soon got off the ground, with the founding of de Nasionale Pers (“the National Press”) and the selection of Dr. D. F. Malan as editor of its…

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Die Son

About Die Son: Die Son is an Afrikaans-language South African tabloid reporting sensational news. It is the South African newspaper with the largest increase in readership in recent years. The newspaper appears as a daily paper in some provinces and in other provinces as a weekly paper. The editorial seat is in Cape Town. The English-language edition and the Afrikaans edition share most of the content both with news and advertisement in them, except differences such as the Page 3 girl feature that the English…

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City Press

About City Press: City Press is a South African English-language Sunday newspaper. It is mostly for black readers and is the third on the country’s biggest selling newspaper. The newspaper is carrying news from South Africa, the continent and the rest of the world.  City Press have aSunday newspaper with a glossy lifestyle magazine named  iMagazine. City Press celebrates its 30th Anniversary in March 2012 The newspaper is distributed nationally and in neighbouring countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. It has a readership of…

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Daily Sun

Daily Sun

About Daily Sun: Daily Sun is the biggest daily newspaper in South Africa. It targets readers in and around the major urban centres. Most readers are black, English – literate with high – school or further education, we also have working-class earners – they are the economic core of South Africa. The newspaper is known for the horrific stories it publishes daily and is often criticized for its heavy reporting of tikoloshe stories. Daily Sun’s unique selling point has always been to understand what readers…

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